You can configure IPFIX profiles for firewalls.


  1. With admin privileges, log in to NSX Manager.
  2. Select Plan & Troubleshoot > IPFIX.
  3. Click the Firewall IPFIX Profiles tab.
  4. Click Add Firewall IPFIX Profile.
  5. Complete the following details.
    Setting Description
    Name and Description Enter a name and optionally a description.
    Note: If you want to create a global profile, name the profile Global. A global profile cannot be edited or deleted from the UI, but you can do so using NSX-T Data Center APIs.
    Active Flow Export Timeout (Minutes) The length of time after which a flow will time out, even if more packets associated with the flow are received. Default is 1.
    Observation Domain ID This parameter identifies which observation domain the network flows originate from. The default is 0 and indicates no specific observation domain.
    Collector Configuration Select a collector from the drop-down menu.
    Applied To Click Set and select a group to apply the filter to, or create a new group.
    Priority This parameter resolves conflicts when multiple profiles apply. The IPFIX exporter will use the profile with the highest priority only. A lower value means a higher priority.
  6. Click Save and then Yes to continue configuring the profile.
  7. Click Save.